N TOP TEN: December 7 – 13, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for December 7 – 13, 2018.


1. Look to the Stars
Friday, December 7 – Sunday, December 9
Various Times @ Nantucket Dreamland

Barbara Duffy’s one-hour, one-woman play Look to the Stars brings Maria Mitchell’s letters and journals to life on stage. Acted by Andrea Gallo and directed by Laura Gallagher Byrne, this special three-performance show will close out the 200th birthday celebration of the first professional female astronomer and Nantucket’s most famous native scientist. For tickets and more information, click here


2. Yuletide Fair
Saturday, December 8
10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ White Elephant Village Ballroom

Perfect for last-minute shoppers and stocking stuffers, the 18th Annual Yuletide Fair will have unique festive items and heirloom quality gifts for all ages. Enjoy seasonal fare, musical entertainment, and holiday craft activities for children. For more information, click here


3. Epernay Home for the Holidays Chamber Tasting
Saturday, December 8
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ Epernay

No matter how far you roam, there is no place like “Home for the Holidays” on Nantucket. Join the hosts at Epernay to celebrate Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s Double Red Ticket Day. Sip while you shop for stocking stuffers and graze on cheese as you purchase gifts at this wine tasting extravaganza! For more information, click here


4. NantucketGrown Dinner
Saturday, December 8
5:30 pm @ Pi Pizzeria

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza “pi,” you’ll know you’re in the right place for the final NantucketGrown Dinner of the Fall Season this Saturday. The delicious 4-course meal benefits Sustainable Nantucket and the island’s growers, harvesters, fishermen and chefs. For tickets and more information, click here


5. Closing Night of A Nantucket Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 8
7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre

‘Twas the week after Stroll, right here on the Rock, when time was ticking on White Heron’s show clock! Come see A Nantucket Christmas Carol before it closes this Saturday night – a new instant classic about the holiday spirit on Nantucket. For tickets and more information, click here


6. The Nutcracker Suite
Sunday, December 9
1:00 + 4:00 pm @ Nantucket Dreamland

You’ll be dreaming of sugar plum fairies after you see the Nutcracker Suite performed by Nantucket Ballet at the Dreamland this weekend. Bring your favorite littles to enjoy the holiday classic for the first time! Bonus: this is a shorter, family-friendly version of Tchaikovsky’s ballet. For tickets and more information, click here


7. Closing Night of TWN’s A Miracle on 34th Street
Sunday, December 9
3:00 pm @ Bennett Hall

Catch A Miracle on 34th Street this weekend before it’s gone! This treasured tale of magic, love, trust, and family is based on the movie of the same name and brings Santa Claus to life in a whole new way. For tickets and more information, click here


8. Nantucket Community Dinner
Tuesday, December 11
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ American Legion Hall

Can’t make it on Saturday but still want to join the community for a tasty feast? Head to the American Legion Hall Tuesday for a monthly Nantucket Community Dinner. For more information on how to volunteer to be part of the meal, click here


9. Petticoat Row Holiday Shop Crawl
Wednesday, December 12
5:00 – 8:30 pm @ Great Harbor Yacht Club

Let’s hear it for the girls! This holiday bazaar brings together Nantucket women-owned businesses and benefits A Safe Place. Bring your lady gang and enjoy holiday music, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and cash bar. For more information, click here


10. Holiday Table Hands-on Cooking Class – Bay Scallop Workshop
Wednesday, December 12
5:30 – 7:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Brown butter Nantucket Bay Scallops. Simple Deviche. Scallop gratinée. Is your mouth watering yet?! Learn to make these delectable local delicacies with Chef Greg as part of his hands-on cooking class series. For tickets and more information, click here

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